Our prediction for this Copa del Rey match:
All eyes will be on Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan when Sevilla and Barcelona face each other in the Copa del Rey semis. Los Sevillanos have been producing splendid displays in 2021, with the team recording a win in each of their last seven games in all competitions. January signing Papu Gomez, who scored as a substitute in the 3-0 win over Getafe, is pushing for a start, while Acuna, Ocampos, and Oscar remain in the recovery room.
Barca, on the other hand, recorded a hard-fought 3-2 win over Real Betis at the weekend, with Trincao scoring a late winner. Leo Messi has been impressive in front of goal ever since he signed a new deal with the Catalan giants, and we are positive that he will prove a handful for the opposition defenders. Given Sevilla’s impressive home record, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Araujo has joined Coutinho, Fati, Pique, and Sergio Roberto in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Diego Carlos):
Diego Carlos Santos Silva is a Brazilian footballer who plays for Nantes as a defender. His main position is centre-back and his preferred foot is right. Diego Carlos began his youth career at America-SP and in 2010 he moved to Desportivo Brasil. After spending the 2012/2013 season on loan at Sao Paulo, the 185-cm-tall defender returned to Desportivo Brasil.
However, he made his first-team debut with Madureira during his spell with the club (2014). In 2014 Diego Carlos signed a contract with Portuguese club Estoril Praia and he scored two goals in 39 appearances for the Primeira Liga club. It has to be noted, though, that he played for Porto B (on loan) in the 2014/2015 season.
Diego Carlos moved to French club Nantes in the summer of 2016 and you should bear in mind that he quickly established himself as a first-team regular with les Canaris. The Brazilian footballer scored two goals in 34 appearances for Nantes in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign. His contract with the Ligue 1 side expires on June 20, 2021.
Highlighted Team (Barcelona):
Barcelona is a Spanish football club based in Barcelona, Catalonia. Barca were founded in 1899 and they are regarded as one of the greatest clubs in world football. The Catalan giants won their 24th La Liga title in 2016, with Luis Suarez winning “El Pichichi” award. Barcelona have won five European Cup trophies and a number of top-class players were part of the team in the past.
The likes of Hristo Stoichkov, Romario, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Johan Cruyff, Diego Maradona and Pep Guardiola are some of many players that played for Barca in the past, but, no doubt, Leo Messi has established himself as the club’s trademark. Barcelona welcome their rivals at Camp Nou, the stadium that was built in 1957.
Barcelona’s local rivals are Espanyol, but the rivalry between Barca and Real Madrid is much bigger. The two La Liga giants face each other in “El Clasico”, which is considered one of the most exciting derbies in the world football. Barca are famous for their football youth school La Masia as well.